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‘You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school?’: Activist lawyer appears to threaten cops, their families in tirade — and backlash is severe

A prominent activist attorney appeared to make threats against Kansas City police officers during a megaphone tirade outside police headquarters Friday — a portion of which was shared on social media.

What are the details?

“We are seeking to revoke the peace officers’ licenses,” Stacy Shaw hollered while standing with a crowd of supporters. “We are going to start sharing things with your children’s teachers.”

She added, “You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school? Who the f*** do you think we are?”

Shaw is leading a movement to get Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith fired, among other demands, KCTV-TV reported. In her rant, she accused police of “terrorizing” citizens.

“We are tired, and I don’t make threats,” she added in her megaphone rant. “I don’t make threats, but we’re going to start sharing this information so your children can see it.”

In the end, she said officers “will have no one, no one that loves you after we get done with this next campaign” and that “there will not be a place of peace, there will not be a place of respite, there will not be a place of respect left for anyone that wears this badge. Not one single place. We will make sure that even your children can’t stand you.”

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Language):


Stacy Shaw Attorney Outside KCPD HQ October 2020

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What was the reaction?

Brad Lemon, president of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police, noted in a Facebook statement that the organization is “aware of the video of Attorney Stacy Shaw threatening our members and their families. Our Lodge has begun work with city and state leadership.”

His statement also indicated that “we urge our membership to remain calm and act as we have been trained to do. We should always be aware of our surroundings and potential threats. Yes, Shaw’s threats serve to raise that threat level. We must remember that while a small number of people may be violent and threatening our families, the majority of this city supports you.”

Lemon concluded by saying, “We do this job and have an understanding of the danger that accompanies our oath. Our families do not deserve what Shaw is threatening.”

Shaw later denied that she threatened police, telling KCTV that “an information campaign is not a threat.”

But Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas — who is black — wasn’t buying her explanation and took Shaw to task.

“That is one of the biggest bull crap statements I’ve ever heard in my entire life,” Lucas said, according to the station. “You do not say I’m going to threaten your spouse and your children simply because you want them to understand the nature of someone’s job. That’s ridiculous and preposterous. Her statements were uncalled for, and she knows better. She’s a lawyer, a member of the bar. We are trained not to make statements like that.”

Lemon reacted similarly to Shaw’s denial, KCTV said: “That’s bull crap. You watched the video, everybody else watched that video. We didn’t edit the video. There were no cuts in that video. She said what she said, and she’s trying to backtrack it now. The reality is she has threatened the families of police officers.”

The station said Shaw noted in a Monday press conference that she no longer will discourage violent protests: “I will be praying for the safety of the officers families because as much as I’ve done for them, as much as I have influence the community to only protest non-violently, it is not my place to tell people how to protest.”

‘Regrettable statements’

But by Tuesday evening, Shaw apologized.

On Friday, I made regrettable statements that I in no way intended as a threat. I sincerely apologize for the brief moment that I was not upholding the values of love and transformative justice I have consistently championed.

To be clear, I do not endorse nor will I ever tolerate harm to police families or children. We all deserve better. This video has become a distraction from the important work of organizers and activists that are on the brink of changing so much in this city and country.

I am taking time to focus on self-accountability and how I may be of further service in this historic movement.

Lemon, however, didn’t seem very impressed by Shaw’s mea culpa:

While we acknowledge Ms. Shaw’s apology, which unfortunately is serval days too late, it does not in anyway mitigate the fact that our officers had to endure unwarranted threats from a member of the Missouri Bar.

The FOP will continue to evaluate whether to pursue criminal charges or file appropriate ethics complaints against her with the Missouri Disciplinary Administrator.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Antifa supporter has 11-point lead over far-left Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, poll shows

In the Portland, Oregon, mayoral race, a supporter of Antifa — violent left-wing militants who’ve been causing mayhem in the city’s streets for months — leads incumbent Ted Wheeler by 11 points, Willamette Week reported, citing a poll of likely voters.

What are the details?

Sarah Iannarone polled at 41% to Wheeler’s 30% with the remaining 29% split between writing in a candidate (16%) or remaining undecided (13%), the paper said, citing the poll conducted on behalf of the Portland Business Alliance. The poll has a 4% margin of error, Willamette Week added.

While the PBA supports the far-left Wheeler, neither campaign conducted the poll; that was handled by DHM Research, the paper said.

More from Willamette Week:

The results are somewhat surprising given that Iannarone finished more than 20 points behind the mayor in the primary, in which Wheeler nearly received the 50% plus one of votes required to avert a runoff.

At the same time, Wheeler has faced intense criticism throughout the summer for his handling of protests and policing. And another recent poll, conducted on behalf of a City Hall police accountability measure, had Wheeler at 26% favorability, the Oregonian reported.

What is Iannarone’s connection to Antifa?

In 2019, Iannarone weighed in decisively for Antifa:

“To those who say Antifa are violent thugs: I am not a violent thug, and I am Antifa,” she tweeted. “I am Antifa because the Red Hats are coming after brown & black people, after Jews, after queer & trans people, and more. They are coming after our democracy.”

In an interview published Saturday, the Oregonian asked Iannrone to share how she would handle “right-wing rallies in the city and the counter-demonstrations that come as a result.” Her response?

I would actually like to see less law enforcement there and more support of community engagement, more support of convivial spectacle. What would it mean for us to follow almost the vortex model where we’re throwing community parties and it was teach-ins around everyday antifascism, and inclusive society in anti-racism trainings and mutual aid trainings, and how you can become a part of whatever commune — a community fair, even. How do you invest in pro social activity that’s going to get your people engaged in a meaningful way, creating outcomes that you want to see when we have, again invested time and again and time and again in law enforcement only to see the outcomes not be positive. And so you have to try something new. … I believe we could deploy more effectively to let these folks know that that kind of bigotry and hatred is not welcome here. But I don’t know that we’ve been operating with maximum creative on this front.

Last month, KGW-TV conducted an interview with Iannarone that dealt with her support for Antifa. While the interviewer specifically asked her to address its violence, Iannarone never acknowledged it — despite readily available evidence.


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New York Governor DEMANDS Compliance With His Totalitarian Rules

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that the state will enact “aggressive enforcement” of COVID-19 protocols.  Cuomo has descended into a full-blown dictator and says he will close non-compliant businesses and schools.

Beginning this week, New Yorkers will be subjected to a police state and dictatorship never before thought possible in the “land of the free.” Queens, Brooklyn, Orange, and Rockland counties have all seen recent increases in positive coronavirus cases, which means politicians are taking new draconian measures against the people to maintain their grip on power.  These areas will be the target of direct enforcement,” ensuring businesses and citizens are abiding by mask mandates, social distancing orders, and other regulations in place in the state, according to a report by RT. 

“Local governments have not done an effective job of enforcement in these hotspot ZIP codes. [New York State] will be doing aggressive enforcement starting tomorrow,” Cuomo tweeted on Sunday after a conference call with members of the press. “As we saw with bars and restaurants when the state initiated enforcement actions compliance greatly increased.”

As far as looting and rioting go, those will likely be left to destroy whatever they want.  But police will be aggressively enforcing the draconian COVID-19 rules shoved down the throats of the public. This is a sad dystopian nightmare for the people of New York.

The boot is on the neck of New York business owners, and those who survive this horrific tyranny will be the few fortunate ones. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio also announced on Sunday he is seeking the governor’s approval to shut down schools and non-essential businesses in nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods where there has been an increase in positive cases. 

“We’re having an extraordinary problem – something we haven’t seen since spring,’’ the mayor told reporters of the uptick in positive cases.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot dresses up as ‘Rona Destroyer’ to lay out Halloween guidelines

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) donned a superhero costume during a Halloween-themed press conference on Thursday, dressing up as the “Rona Destroyer” to roll out the city’s COVID-19 restrictions for the popular holiday.

What are the details?

Before speaking, Lightfoot stood before the lectern with fellow coronavirus-fighting fictional superhero Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, and the two flexed their muscles to pose before the cameras while carrying pails full of candy. The mayor wore a cape that read “Rona Destroyer” as she handed out goodies to members of the press pool.

The mayor announced that trick-or-treating would be allowed but that people “are asked to stay on the move in groups of six people or fewer, avoid sticking their hand into candy bowls and wait until they get home and wash their hands to eat candy,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

Participants are also required to wear masks, and folks handing out candy are encouraged to provide hand sanitizer and practice social distancing rules. House parties of any size and haunted houses are prohibited.

A few weeks ago, the CDC issued guidance to the American public that trick-or-treating is deemed a “high risk” activity, warning against the practice for 2020. But Lightfoot argued that asking kids to stay home on Halloween is not realistic.

“This year more than ever it is important to celebrate Halloween safely and responsibly,” she said.

Anything else?

Lightfoot was hit with some jabs on social media for her get-up, with one twitter user calling the pre-briefing escapades “literally the cringiest thing I’ve ever seen,” and a local radio show’s account tweeted the message, “These are not serious people. This is embarrassing. They are clueless. Enough already.”

Chicago columnist John Kass hit out at Lightfoot’s priorities, writing in reaction to the display, “Chicago murders up 50 percent this month. Who on her staff told @chicagosmayor that this was a good idea?”

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They Are STILL LYING About COIVD-19 Numbers!

The powers-that-shouldn’t -be are still lying about the COVID-19 numbers six months after the initial fear-mongering began. Now there are reports that Nashville “officials” concealed the low infection rates coming out of bars and restaurants.

The panic and fear have subsided a lot, yet we are still told to mask up to prevent the spread of a virus that isn’t deadly at all. Even with all the information and continual reports that the ruling class lied repeatedly, people are still not getting it. It’s way past time to wake up to this hoax.

CDC & Fauci CONFIRM: COVID-19 Scamdemic Was A HOAX!

Now, new reports show that leaked emails between the senior adviser to Nashville’s Mayor and a health department official reveal a disturbing effort to conceal extremely low coronavirus cases emanating from bars and restaurants, while the lion’s share of infections occurred in nursing homes and construction workers, according to WZTV Nashville. So why were bars and restaurants shut down? It’s a culling of the middle class. But we already know this.

On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.

Leslie Waller from the health department asks “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?

Correct, not for public consumption.” Writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles. –WZTV

Four weeks later, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the health department: “the figure you gave of “more than 80” does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?

To which health department official Brian Todd scrambled for an answer – asking five health department officials: “Please advise how you respond. BT.”

The response – from an official whose name was omitted from the leaked email: “My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site,” adding “We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be “because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.”” ZeroHedge

According to a metro staff attorney, who was asked by city councilmember Steve Glover to verify the authenticity of the emails, “I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.” Glover told WZTV: “They are fabricating information. They’ve blown there entire credibility Dennis. It’s gone I don’t trust a thing they say going forward …nothing.”

Glover says he has been contacted by an endless stream of downtown bartenders, waitresses, and restaurant owners. Why would they not release these numbers?

We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes their apartments etcetera and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!” he says.

Again, we weren’t told by the mayor’s office this wasn’t true. We were told to file a freedom of information act request. –WZTV

This entire debacle was a sam from beginning to now. The problem is when people figure out this was a scam to bring in the New World Order, those who seek power over peole will likely pull another stunt. Keep your eyes open.  It’s hard to say for sure, but this doesn’t feel “over” yet.

 

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Mayor orders cops to remove thin blue line masks for 9/11 ceremony; police union head calls decision ‘disrespectful’

The mayor of a New Jersey city ordered his police officers to remove their thin blue line masks prior to a 9/11 tribute ceremony last week.

What are the details?

Fair Lawn PBA Local 67 said on its Facebook page that Mayor Kurt Peluso “ordered” Police Chief Glen Cauwels to tell participating officers to remove the masks since they are “political.”

“The Thin Blue Line is a tribute to all fallen police officers including those lost on 9-11,” the post added. “To interpret it otherwise would be hollow hearted. This is where we stand.”

Image source: Facebook/Fair Lawn PBA Local 67 screenshot

What did the mayor have to say?

Peluso told WKXW-FM that an Aug. 3 rally that “went in the wrong direction” prompted his decision about the masks.

More from the station:

According to NorthJersey.com coverage of the Aug. 3 event, Bergen County’s rapid deployment team was called in by police when a planned vigil at the Borough Hall devolved into a shouting match between Black Lives Matters protesters and supporters of law enforcement.

“There were a lot of hate groups here with their flags and banners, which really didn’t replicate what our community is,” Peluso told the station. “There’s some issues some of the residents had with the Blue Lives Matter flag. Our chief, borough attorney, and assistant borough manager at the time had a conversation and decided it was best not to wear them and go in different direction.”

The mayor added to WKXW that he viewed the 9/11 ceremony as a chance for everyone to “rally around the American flag and come together as a community. I mentioned to the chief I’d prefer if they didn’t wear those masks [at the ceremony] so we could stand together as a community.”

Peluso added to the station that “what’s really touching for me about 9/11 is the American flag. It’s something we all really appreciate during that time.”

What did police union heads have to say?

Patrick Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, told WKXW he disagrees with the mayor’s call.

“The thin blue line is now apparently divisive because a group said it was, and a white supremacy group flew it at a rally some time ago,” Colligan told the station in a text. “It is nothing more than a source of pride within our profession. Mayor Peluso should have done some basic research before he jumped on the misinformation bandwagon. We lost 37 members of the Port Authority police on 9/11.”

Stephen Cannici, president of Fair Lawn’s PBA Local 67, told WKXW that he’s “sure” that officers who had to remove their thin blue line masks “were not happy about it, but they did comply with the order of the police chief.”

Cannici also told the station the mayor’s decision was “disrespectful.”

“We are united behind one flag. The thin blue line flag represents the law enforcement officers who have given their lives protecting the citizens of the country,” Cannici added to WKXW. “For me it’s just a respectful thing of showing honor to people who would give up their lives.”

Anything else?

The mayor added to the station that he has friends who are NYPD officers and that at the 9/11 Ground Zero ceremony, members of the force did not wear thin blue line masks.

“We understand there are some political issues at this time, and this is a day for us all to come together,” Peluso noted to WKXW “I think the NYPD really set the tone, and I think everyone should listen to them when it comes to 9/11.”

Thin blue line flags and masks have become a contentious issue of late:

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NYC Mayor Comrade De Blasio Shuts Down Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York City mayor and known communist, Bill de Blasio has already shut down the city’s infamous Thanksgiving Day Parade all because of the scamdemic. With more than two months until Thanksgiving day, de Blasio somehow already knows the COVID-19 hoax will somehow play a role.

Luckily, de Blasio is being mercilessly mocked on social media for his heavy-handed tyrannical decision. De Blasio’s attempt to “reinvent” the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an American tradition, was met will all kinds of disdain. The parade will be “reinvented” and held virtually this year due to safety concerns around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic hoax. “It will not be the same parade we are used to,” De Blasio said at a press conference on Monday, according to a report by RT. “It will be a different kind of event. [Macy’s is] reinventing the event for this moment in history.”

The mayor attempted to downplay the scale of these changes by reminding citizens that the fourth of July fireworks show was also greatly scaled back. Don’t be surprised is these tyrants pull off another lockdown banning people from being with family during the holidays.  Because of his willingness to exert control over everything and every person, the public is hitting back.

Commie De Blasio’s Snitch Hotline FLOODED With Obscenities

Many view de Blasio’s decision as an “ongoing culture war” between the left and the right, and accused him of wanting to cancel Christmas, and I’d be lying if I said that that is beneath even this comrade.

This is just one more example of the total control these people want over everyone’s life. They are cancelling whatever they can and most Americans are still not speaking out against this. If we continue to let this drag on, we will all be slaves injected and subservient to the New World Order and the ruling classes of the planet.

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Leftist Portland mayor tries chatting with leftist rioters who’ve been burning down his city — and they shred him to bits

One would think that when Democrat Ted Wheeler — the far-left mayor of far-left Portland, Oregon — takes to the streets to speak to a throng of amped-up left-wing rioters, their common ideologies would win the day, and Wheeler would make a little dent in the universe.

But once again, the left dined upon one of their own.


Members of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s security staff fight to close a door to The Portland Building after protesters followed and heckled the mayor when he left a protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 22, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Thing is, these particular leftists have been burning down Portland night after night for nearly two months, trying to breach and set fire to a federal courthouse, destroying property, attacking police, and intimidating and beating up just about anybody who makes the mistake of getting in their way.

So it was no surprise that Wheeler on Wednesday night got the same nasty reception that
left-wing Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey received in when he ventured into the leftist lions’ den of protesters and rioters who torched his city in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

What are the details?

As Wheeler walked into the crowds for what he deemed a “listening session,” some threw objects toward him while others called for his resignation, chanting, “Tear Gas Teddy,” the
New York Times said.

Others called his arrival in the streets of Portland a photo op, the Times added.

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After
tear gas actually hit Wheeler, some mocked him and asked how it felt, the paper noted.

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“I’m not going to lie. It stings. It’s hard to breathe,” Wheeler said regarding the tear gas deployed by the feds. “And I can tell you with 100% honesty, I saw nothing which provoked this response.”

Wheeler added that federal officers were guilty of an “egregious overreaction” and that it only managed to “piss everybody off even more. It made people angry.” Wheeler likened the feds’ “urban warfare” to kicking “a hornets’ nest.”

Wheeler also pointed his crosshairs at President Donald Trump: “And it’s being brought on the people of this country by the president of the United States, and it’s got to stop now.”

Still, a white mother observed that Wheeler only showed up to the protests after other white mothers attending the demonstrations over the weekend were tear-gassed,
USA Today reported.

“A lot of these people hate my guts,” Wheeler said in an interview, according to the Times.

He was booed, he was cursed out, he was shouted down, he was harassed. “F*** Ted Wheeler!” one leftist shouted out before adding that the mayor is a “f***ing fascist!”

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But the Times said he still spent three hours there and even managed to draw cheers when he demanded that the federal government “stop occupying our city.”

It’s fair to say, however, that the show of support may have been a minority view.

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City officials apologize for traffic message that read, ‘The Safety of All Lives Matter’

The mayor and police chief of a Massachusetts city are apologizing to residents for a phrase seen on an electronic traffic sign.

What was on it, you ask? Profanity? Sexual innuendo? Anti-Semitism?

Nope. The offending message read, “The Safety of All Lives Matter,” WCVB-TV reported.

What are the details?

Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle told the station a traffic officer was ordered to change the sign’s wording from a reminder that fireworks are illegal to a more general traffic safety message.

A Melrose resident parked near the sign told a WCVB photographer that the new message read, “The speed limit is 25 mph. Please drive safely. The safety of all lives matter.”

Lyle said Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur told him about the “unfortunate and improper wording” on the traffic sign, the station said.

“I am aware that the phrase ‘all lives matter’ is commonly used as a misguided counter to the Black Lives Matter movement,” Lyle told the station. “The sign was immediately changed and, at the request of the mayor, I launched an investigation, which is ongoing.”

The chief added to WCVB that the traffic officer who posted the message said he didn’t do so with “malicious or political intent” and didn’t realize the totality or impact of what he wrote. Lyle added to the station that the findings of the investigation will be made public.

Lyle also told WCVB he’ll address the matter with all of his officers and, effective immediately, will require all messages on roadways and electronic signs to be approved by his office before going live.

“On behalf of the Melrose Police Department, I sincerely apologize to our residents and anyone who drove past the sign today,” the chief noted to the station in a statement.

‘A trigger’

Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur shared a photo of the traffic sign on his Facebook page Wednesday, WCVB said, adding that Brodeur wrote in his post: “I have ordered that it be taken down immediately and am taking steps to find out how this happened. I apologize to the residents of Melrose.”

Image source: WCVB-TV video screenshot

The traffic sign is still up in the area of 236 Main St. but no longer displays the message, the station said.

“The phrase ‘All Lives Matter’ is a trigger,” Brodeur told WCVB. “It does not lead to an atmosphere where we can make progress, [where] we can have uncomfortable conversations and try to move it forward.”

The resident who disclosed the full wording of the sign said the “all lives matter” wording had been up for a couple of days, the station reported.

“I would prefer that it said anything else but ‘All Lives Matter’ for right now with everything that’s going on,” the resident added to WCVB. “I don’t think that it was, probably, appropriate to have in our city.”

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‘Board of shame’ could come for businesses that ignore COVID-19 mask rule, Democratic mayor says

Houston’s Democratic mayor said a “board of shame” could come for city businesses that violate Harris County’s face mask mandate, KHOU-TV reported.

What are the details?

Mayor Sylvester Turner at his daily news conference Wednesday said he was considering a board that would identify businesses that are “working against the rules,” the station said.

The county’s mask order went into effect Monday and requires all businesses to enforce the wearing of face masks for staff and customers when indoors, KHOU reported.

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Turner specifically spoke about bars and restaurants, where crowds have flocked to in recent weeks at a time when the Greater Houston area’s novel coronavirus numbers are beginning increase.

Under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening plan, bars are allowed to open at 50 percent normal capacity, while restaurants can welcome up to 75 percent of their normal capacity.

Over the weekend, however, the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission suspended the license of 17 bars in the state, including two in the Houston area, for being over capacity and not enforcing social distancing.

Turner said members with both the Houston police and fire departments will be enforcing bars and restaurants this weekend and tipping off TABC about those businesses that aren’t following the rules.

“I do think it’s important for people to know who’s being a good citizen, and who’s not,” Turner said, according to KHOU, adding that no one will be jailed.

“I do want to put people on notice that as we move closer to the weekend, we are going to actively monitor whether or not people are complying with occupancy requirements, wearing their masks, because we want to really crack down on people who are not adhering to the rules,” he added, the station said.

Turner said customers are interested in businesses that operate in customers’ best interests, KPRC-TV reported.

“The confidence of the customer will determine the viability of the business,” he also said, according to KPRC. “We want people to be good partners and good citizens. If you are not, you need to go on the board of shame.”

Anything else?

Houston reported 987 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and seven more deaths linked to the virus, KHOU noted, adding that there are now over 16,000 coronavirus cases in the city, including 204 deaths, and that more than 3,500 people have recovered.

“Please take this virus seriously,” Turner also said, KHOU reported. “The goal is to, again, flatten this curve and slow the progression to make sure we don’t become the epicenter of this virus in this country.”

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Frightened drivers call 911 over protesters threatening, ‘surrounding’ them. One dispatcher replies, ‘We were told by our mayor to stand down.’

Drivers in downtown Columbus, Ohio, called 911 last week saying protesters were surrounding and threatening them, WSYX-TV reported.

The station played audio of one frightened woman who told a dispatcher that protesters were “laying” on her vehicle.

A male 911 caller said, “I’m being threatened. I want the police here now. They’re surrounding my car. They’re blocking traffic. The police need to protect me,” WSYX reported.

Another man told 911 that motorcyclists were “popping wheelies” and that it looked nothing like a protest, the station said.

How did one 911 dispatcher respond?

The 911 dispatcher who took the aforementioned man’s call was heard on audio saying that Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther gave authorities some pretty explicit instructions about protesters, WSYX reported.

“We were told by our mayor to stand down, so the mayor has given them full reins of the street,” the dispatcher said, according to the station.

The caller replied, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

“Nope,” the dispatcher was heard answering, “we were told to stand down.”

WSYX also noted a Facebook post was shared multiple times warning people to stay away from downtown and alleging protesters were blocking cars, police cruisers, and buses. The post’s author added that officers are under a city-imposed order to stand down and “even if we do respond, you’re on your own,” the station added.

What did police have to say?

Columbus police disputed the “stand down” claim on the department’s Facebook page, calling it “false.”

“CPD officers have not been asked to ‘stand down’ to protesters,” the post added. “No direction that Mayor Ginther has given to Chief [Thomas] Quinlan over the last three days would have prevented police officers from intervening in a situation where a car or a person within it were being attacked. If people or property are threatened, there are many tactics at the disposal of police to address the situation. However, the incident described does not sound like one in which tear gas would have been considered appropriate before this week’s direction.”

What did the mayor have to say?

The mayor’s office said there was no executive order for police to stand down, WSYX reported, and that Ginther is open to recommendations from the Fraternal Order of Police to address the community concerns.

What did an FOP member have to say?

“From what I’m hearing from our brass and our rank and file, there is a lot of confusion and not very good direction being given on how to handle those situations,” Keith Ferrell of the FOP told the station. “And I just think the public and the officers deserve to know how we’re gonna handle these things.”


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Georgia city council asks mayor to resign over rant, saying ‘privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance’

The city council of Bloomingdale, Georgia, has asked the mayor to immediately resign over his comments on Facebook ripping those he believes possess “privilege,” including those who wear “$300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance” and those who wear “$200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.”

What are the details?

Mayor Ben Rozier’s now-deleted post in the Gossip Bloomingdale GA Facebook group from Tuesday night appeared to be a response to the term “white privilege,” WJCL-TV reported.

Here’s what Rozier wrote:

“What is privilege?….
“Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.
“Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
“Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
“Privilege is living in subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.
“Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest anything that triggers you without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.
“Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and [to] be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program…paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so-called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!”

City council wants Rozier to ‘tender his resignation immediately’

Bloomingdale’s city council asked for Rozier’s immediate resignation over his comments, according to a news release posted Thursday on the city’s Facebook page.

The council said it doesn’t “condone or endorse any single or collective posts” from Rozier, and that it’s “unfortunate that Mayor Rozier’s [post] on Facebook has caused this set of circumstances and ill will in our beloved community. In no way does this reflect the ideals and values of the City of Bloomingdale or the Bloomingdale City Council.”

The statement concluded: “Based on the actions of Mayor Rozier, the entire City Council has respectfully requested that Mayor Rozier tender his resignation immediately.”

The Savannah Morning News said calls to Rozier were not immediately returned.

WJCL reported that a resident scheduled a protest for this weekend on the steps of city hall.

The paper added that Rozier in 2018 commented on a video that’s since been removed from Facebook showing a black man blocking cars in a roadway — and that he called a commenter a “cotton picker.”


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Seattle mayor praises ‘cop-free zone’ as police battle protestors to help neighborhood residents

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) spoke out on Thursday in defense of the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” set up by protestors in her city, while police officers voiced concern over the fact that response times to non-demonstrating residents in the six-block area were being delayed amid push-back from activists proclaiming the area to be “cop-free.”

What are the details?

Durkan tweeted, “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone #CHAZ is not a lawless wasteland of anarchist insurrection – it is a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world. Given his track record, it’s not hard to believe that Trump is wrong, yet again.”

The mayor’s slam against President Donald Trump was a response to the president threatening earlier in the day to shut down the “anarchists” himself if she and Gov. Jay Inslee (D) didn’t do so soon.

But Seattle police officers — including their top brass — voiced frustration over the fact that activists were hindering law enforcement’s ability to serve residents within the declared CHAZ who were not part of the demonstrator’s political movement.

Townhall reporter Julio Rosas posted video on Twitter with the message, “Tensions are high in the CHAZ after some officers came in to enter the East Precinct. Some in the crowd wanted to make sure nothing happened to the officers. Others wanted to prevent the officers from entering the zone. Arguments are breaking out amongst the crowd.”

According to Fox News, “at one point, a female officer can be overheard telling a protestor that ‘our 911 response time has tripled from what it was before we had officers not working out of this precinct.'”

ABC News reported that Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best confirmed the delays while addressing officers on Thursday, relaying to them that “as a result of their officers’ vacancy, police can’t respond to calls in the neighborhood for other violent crimes.”

Best told her officers, “You should know, leaving the precinct was not my decision. You fought for days to protect it. I asked you to stand on that line, day in and day out.” She added, “I’m angry about how this all came about.”

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Christopher Columbus statue beheaded in Boston. Democratic mayor makes reference to ‘historic meaning’ of vandalism.

After a Christopher Columbus statue was beheaded overnight in Boston, the city’s Democratic mayor said Wednesday the statue will be placed in storage while conversations take place about the “historic meaning” of the vandalism — and whether or not the statue will ever go back up, WBZ-TV reported.

“This particular statue has been subject to repeated vandalism here in Boston, and given the conversations that we’re certainly having right now in our city of Boston and throughout the country, we’re also going to take time to assess the historic meaning of this action,” Mayor Marty Walsh said, according to the station.

Image source: WBZ-TV video screenshot

The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was surrounded by crime scene tape early Wednesday morning, WBZ said, adding that the head of the statue was on the ground next to the base.

Image source: WBZ-TV video screenshot

Far from the first time

This head of the Columbus statue was cut off in 2006, the station said. And in 2015, red paint was poured on it while “Black Lives Matter!” was spray-painted on the statue’s base.

Anything else?

Protesters ripped down a Columbus statue in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday night and tossed into a lake — and a local reporter said his photographer was attacked in process.

The Richmond-Times Dispatch reported no police presence at all during the vandalism and attack.

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Radical socialist councilwoman lets hundreds of chanting protesters into Seattle City Hall — and they demand Democratic mayor’s resignation

Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and her staff let hundreds of George Floyd protesters inside City Hall on Tuesday night after which she appeared to call her fellow council members “sellouts” and protesters called for Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign,
KOMO-TV reported.

City officials said the building is typically locked at night, the station said.

Sawant is an outspoken socialist. Indeed, during a Bernie Sanders campaign rally earlier this year, she
told the adoring crowd, “We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!”

Once inside City Hall, she spoke to protesters and lamented about having to deal with “sellouts” and “corporate politicians,” an apparent reference to her fellow council members.

“When I’m sitting on the dais, every moment I remind myself, they’re not my people, you’re my people,” she told the protesters who responded with cheers.

But just in case you thought the throng was one big, happy, monolithic family, one protester reportedly warned the councilwoman to not use Black Lives Matter to advance her personal political ambitions.

Protesters also called for the defunding of police, KOMO said.

Officers deployed tear gas on protesters in Capitol Hill Saturday night, one day after the mayor announced a 30-day ban on using tear gas, the station said.

What did the mayor have to say?

In response to the protest, Durkan’s office released the following statement Tuesday night, KOMO reported:

Mayor Durkan will not be distracted from the critical work that needs to be done at a moment that Seattle is facing its most challenging time in its history. The disparities, health, and economic impacts of the pandemic are an unprecedented challenge. Now we are faced with the pain and trauma relating to the murder of Mr. Floyd and the generations of systemic racism in our city and country that rightfully need to be addressed not through words but action. The City has so much healing and work to do — that is where Mayor Durkan will continue to spend her focus in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. At this pivotal moment, we cannot fan division when we need to come together to make actual steps on policing, invest in community, safely reopen our city to get workers back to work, and address the inequities in every system, including in education, housing, access to wealth building jobs and the criminal justice system.

As the person who originally investigated the Seattle Police Department for the unconstitutional use of force, Mayor Durkan believes that SPD can lead the nation on continued reforms and accountability, but knows this week has eroded trust at a time when trust is most crucial.

Mayor Durkan has worked non-stop over the last three months to keep our community safe and to address the inequities of the pandemic in our community. Working together, we must focus our investments in opportunities for communities of color and increase efforts that go even beyond what we built the first two years, like free college, expanding preschool, protecting domestic workers and rideshare drivers, building affordable housing, and investing in community led youth safety programs.

(H/T:
The Daily Wire)

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After getting blasted for ‘Nazi-like’ order that churches keep lists of attendees, KC mayor backs down

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas drew notable criticism over his recent
order that churches and other places of worship keep lists of names of service attendees so the city’s health department can track those potentially exposed to the coronavirus — but now he’s backing down.

What’s the background?

The requirement to keep lists of worship service attendees was part of the reopening plan for nonessential businesses. The city’s website noted the “10/10/10 rule,” which “specifies that these businesses must limit the number of individuals on-site (inclusive of employees and customers) to no more than 10 percent of building occupancy or 10 people (whichever is larger), and record the names, contact information, and approximate entry/exit time of all customers who are on premises for more than 10 minutes.”

The website added: “In-person religious gatherings (including weddings and funerals) may resume, subject to the 10/10/10 rule (if held inside), or limited to 50 people outside, provided social distancing precautions are followed and event organizers maintain records of all attendees.”

Pushback

Last Friday, Matt Staver — founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel —
raised a stink over the list-of-names mandate:

I am running out of adjectives to describe how completely insane the tyrannical abuses launched by state governors and local officials against pastors and churches are becoming. It is as if these leaders never bothered to so much as glance at the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. They seem to be governing from some make-believe, dystopian viewpoint. …

The Germans did this very thing to Jews – collecting the names and locations of all known synagogue attendees – in the early days of the Nazi regime.

Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined Nazi-like measures designed to surveil, track and spy upon what was once a FREE American people. Yet that is exactly what Kansas City’s misguided government officials are now demanding.

Change of heart

However, Lucas appears to have experienced a change of heart — and the
Kansas City Star reported that he signed new guidance Monday making record-keeping optional, saying merely that businesses and religious groups “should consider” the data.

Lucas’ spokeswoman, Morgan Said, told the paper that the mayor “late last week and over the weekend … felt clearer guidance expressing the voluntary nature of the requirement would be helpful, so the city could discuss the core public health needs addressed by allowing for contact tracing, rather than engaging in ad nauseum political debate.”

Here’s a clip of Lucas explaining the path forward for Kansas City’s reopening. “Must gather contact info of all attendees” can be seen on the bottom right-hand corner of the large 10/10/10 sign.

(H/T: The Christian Post)

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‘It’s an insult’: Nashville mayor proposes 32% property tax hike amid crisis

Nashville Mayor John Cooper (D) floated a 31.7% property tax increase in his budget proposal this week, saying the city is facing “the greatest financial challenge” its seen in decades.

The citizens of Tennessee’s capital city have had a devastating year already, after being hit with deadly tornadoes and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But Nashville had a massive budget shortfall long before those tragedies struck, and critics say a dramatic tax hike on struggling residents and small businesses during the current crisis is “an insult.”

What are the details?

The Tennessean reported that “Cooper’s $2.44 billion budget proposal is about $115 million more than this year’s budget,” and noted that “after two deals to bring in an influx of cash faltered last year, Nashville’s house of cards collapsed, leading to a $42 million shortfall.”

Since the city was already deeply in the hole, being hit with a terrible storm followed by the coronavirus put Nashville in an even more dire situation — and the mayor says federal funds to help with both emergencies are not enough to bridge the gap.

So, Cooper insists, a property tax rate is necessary in order avoid layoffs of city employees, and that budget cuts would still be necessary. His proposal to raise rates by $1 would mean that the tax bill for a home valued at $250,000 would go up by roughly $625 per year.

WKRN-TV reported that business owners in the city “are in disbelief” over Cooper’s plan for the nearly 32 increase on property taxes. Just like for homeowners and renters, whether they own or lease, they will bear the brunt of the hike while many are out of business or out of work.

Will Newman, who owns Edley’s Bar-B-Que and Pancho and Lefty’s Cantina told the outlet, “It’s an insult to small businesses in Nashville that are literally at best on their knees, but most are on the ground. It’s like getting kicked in the gut with a steel toed boot.”

Newman said, “This will absolutely crush whatever restaurants are left. Crush it. Small businesses in Nashville are on life support and you know our plea now is to metro council: do the right thing and propose an alternate budget that is balanced in its approach and not shocking to the core.”

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Commie De Blasio’s Snitch Hotline FLOODED With Obscenities

It appears as though unlike in East Berlin under Nazi rule, people aren’t too keen on tattling on their fellow Americans during times of tyranny. In New York, Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio’s social distancing tip line has been mostly flooded with obscenities.

Comrade de Blasio wants New Yorkers to snitch on others who dare to step outside the government’s commands that you “social distance.” But New Yorkers let the tyrant know exactly how they feel about being commanded to tattle on their fellow Americans. The tip line has been flooded with “dick pics” and people flipping the bird, according to the New York Post

Photos of extended middle fingers, the mayor dropping the Staten Island groundhog. and news coverage of him going to the gym have all been texted to a special tip line that de Blasio announced Saturday, according to screenshots posted on Twitter.

One user sent the message “We will fight this tyrannical overreach!” to the service and got an automated message that in part said, “Hello, and thank you for texting NYC311.”

People all over Twitter has been using humor to blast de Blasio’s fascist ideals.

It’s refreshing to see humanity stand together against the tyranny these elitists are attempting to force upon us all.

This is a good sign that Americans are not going to tolerate tyranny. It took a major government overreach, power-hungry governors, and real authoritarian ideals to actually wake some up, but now that they are, this could be the beginning of something great, and the ends of modern slavery for good!

In fact, the New York Post reported that the inundation of “off-color” texts was so large the city had to temporarily shut down the service. Thanks to all the people who texted de Blasio’s hotline with obscenities.  When we all come together, they cannot stop us.  If the authoritarians get this snitch line up and running again, it’s likely people will react in the same way. This is how we shut down tyranny!

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California mayor likens Trump supporters to KKK, says they and president are worse than Nazis — and now mayor is stepping down

The mayor of a northern California city said Monday he’s stepping down in the wake of outrage over his social media posts against President Donald Trump and his supporters,
KTXL-TV reported.

What are the details?

Auburn Mayor William Kirby — who’s also a physician — admitted to the city council Monday that some of his posts were over the top, the station said.

One post shows a photo of a hooded Ku Klux Klan member with the caption, “Good news for Trump supporters is that most of them already have masks.” Kirby commented, “True.”

Another post shows Kirby writing to another social media user: “If Hitler and everyone who supported him was removed from the face of the earth in 1939, the world would be a much better place. The same is more true of Trump and his supporters today.”

The
Auburn Journal said Kirby commented on a repost of a story in the Atlantic under the headline, “The President is Trapped” by saying, “That right-wing corona virus denier Boris Johnson just got hospitalized. Guess which 2 should be next!!!! And god bless all those evangelicals going to church in large groups…. There is no cure for stupid…. But they all vote for Trump anyway so it is ok….”

There are also screenshots of an online exchange depicting Kirby telling another person, “F*** off you right-wing nut case” and “you un-American Nazi clown.”


Image source: KDVR-TV video screenshot

What did one council member have to say?

“I abhor the things that he has said and done, and I did not hear an apology from him tonight,” Councilwoman Cheryl Maki said during Monday’s video-conference meeting, according to KTXL. She added that “it would be appropriate” if Kirby “would hand the gavel over to Vice Mayor [Matt] Spokely this evening and let him run the meeting,” the station said.

Kirby’s response? “No,” KTXL reported.


Image source: KTXL-TV video screenshot

Kirby said he will step down as mayor at the next council meeting, which is scheduled for April 27, KTXL-TV said.

What else did the mayor have to say?

Kirby sent KDVR-TV the following statement regarding the situation:

I have spent 40 years of my life dedicated to serving Auburn as a physician and through my volunteer efforts.
Some people have viewed my posts, which were meant to be private and made out of frustration, as over the top. Some were, and I regret that.

I want to share with you where my frustrations have come from. As a doctor I see nurses, respiratory therapists, other medical staff, first responders, and my medical colleagues as well as their patients dying unnecessarily because of the lack of preparation for the Corona virus, the president has put us all at risk.

I believe history will judge those who stood up against damaging policies and ideologies and those that did not.

In an interview with the Journal, Kirby said he’s not a Democrat but “a fiscal conservative that believes in equality for everybody.” He also told the paper that the controversial posts are unrelated to his mayoral duties: “[Facebook] is not a city site. It’s a personal site. This has nothing to do with my job. I re-posted it. I think [Trump] is a racist, absolutely.”

Apparently this isn’t a new development

Councilwoman Maki told the Journal she received “so many private messages on my Facebook account [about Kirby’s posts] I haven’t had a chance to respond to anybody.”

“It’s unfortunate our mayor is spending his time posting hate speech on Facebook when there are so many more important things at this time,” Maki added to the paper. “We talked to him [in the past]. He promised not to do it anymore, and he continues to post hate speech. It’s divisive, unnecessary, and it’s harmful to our community.”

She also told the Journal, “He needs to make a public apology for what he’s done. Referring to one side as KKK is unacceptable. It’s hateful and wrong.”

Anything else?

After the controversy started brewing, a couple of anti-Kirby Facebook pages were created: William Kirby, mayor of Auburn California fan club and Remove William Kirby from Council — Wishing Death on His Constituents.

Frank Oradaz — who’s known Kirby for a decade — told KDVR, “I don’t necessarily support Trump, but anytime somebody feels like you like the policies of the president, then you’re a racist, you’re a bigot, you should die, and I think that’s uncalled for.”

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Left-wing UK mayor says Boris Johnson ‘completely deserves’ coronavirus — and pays big price for her ‘deeply offensive’ remarks

While a Facebook post had asked people to say a “little prayer” for United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he was admitted to intensive care Monday night for his worsening COVID-19 condition, Sheila Oakes — mayor of Heanor in Derbyshire — had other ideas.

“Sorry, he completely deserves this, and he is one of the worst PMs we’ve ever had,” Oakes noted in a comment, BBC News reported.

What happened next?

As you might expect, more than a few folks were angry about Oakes’ comment — and the next day she said told the outlet she “apologized for upsetting people and saying it,” acknowledging she “made a mistake.”

“I didn’t think what I said would upset so many people,” Oakes told BBC News. “It came across as not a nice thing to say. I’m concerned about nurses and doctors who don’t have protective equipment. I said something when I was angry without thinking about the prime minister or his family.”

The whip comes down

But it was too little, too late.

For starters, the Amber Valley Labour Group said it had withdrawn the whip, meaning Oakes is no longer a Labour councillor, the outlet said.

Chris Emmas-Williams, leader of AVLG, added to BBC News there would be an investigation into Oakes’ conduct: “This behavior is totally unacceptable and not what the Labour Party are about. I’ve not made the comments, but I feel as leader of the Labour group I have to apologize as well to Boris Johnson and his family, and we wish him well because we need everyone possible to fight this disease.”

What’s more, Oakes lost her paralegal job in the wake of her comment, BBC News reported in a separate story.

VHS Fletchers Solicitors told the outlet it became “embroiled in criticism” after Oakes’ words got around and that she’s “no longer employed by this firm in any capacity”

The firm on its website decried her “deeply offensive” remarks and said her views are “not shared by the partners or any other members of staff,” and that “to wish illness upon anyone must be abhorrent to all right thinking members of the public,” BBC News reported.

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Illinois mayor who asked police to crack down on social gatherings ’embarrassed’ after wife busted

The mayor of Alton, Illinois, says he is “embarrassed” after his wife was cited for violating the state’s stay-at-home order by attending a party at a bar less than 48 hours after he warned citizens he had asked police to crack down on illegal social gatherings during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

What are the details?

On Friday, Mayor Brant Walker issued a plea to the residents of Alton to comply with the shelter-in-place order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) last month, and announced that he had given police the go-ahead to be more strict on enforcing the dictate.

“I have directed the police department to use their discretion in issuing citations or making arrests for those refusing to follow the state-issued stay-at-home mandate,” Walker explained, adding, “I am begging you, please stay at home, and parents — please keep your kids at home. Doing so is vital to our health.”

Then, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Walker’s wife, Shannon Walker, was busted partying in a downtown tavern when police moved in to shut down the gathering.

According to CNN, police confirmed “that officers issued a criminal complaint for reckless conduct — a class A misdemeanor charge punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of $2,500 — to everyone who had gathered at the bar.”

Mayor Walker addressed the issue in a statement on Monday, explaining that police contacted him at around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning to make him aware that his wife was “in attendance” at the “prohibited social gathering.”

“I instructed the Police Chief to treat her as he would any citizen violating the ‘Stay at Home’ order and to ensure that she received no special treatment,” the mayor told his constituents.

“My wife is an adult capable of making her own decisions, and in this instance she exhibited a stunning lack of judgement,” Walker wrote. He added, “I am embarrassed by this incident and apologize to the citizens of Alton for any embarrassment this incident may cause our City.”

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Left-wing Chicago mayor gets testy after being called out for haircut when it’s banned for everybody else: ‘I’m the public face of this city’

Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
said late last month that the growing coronavirus outbreak “is deadly serious. And we have to take it seriously, all of us.

“I personally been concerned about what I’ve seen in our parks, people playing basketball,” she added during her news conference. “And what I’ve seen along our lakefront, way too many people gathering like it’s just another day. This is not just another day.”

To that end, city officials warned that social distancing violators could be fined $500 and then could be arrested.

Do as I say, not as I do

We’ve seen left-wing elected officials getting quite perturbed over citizens failing to recognize their newfound power, resulting in actions and tones that seem to be coming from exasperated parents as opposed to governors and mayors.

Well, add Lightfoot’s name to the list — and she’s appearing to invoke the famously parental maxim “do as I say, not as I do” to boot.

See, one of Illinois’ social distancing stipulations, like other states operating in this way, is that nonessential businesses are supposed to be shut down. Among them are barber shops and hair salons,
WBBM-TV reported.

But Lightfoot got a haircut over the weekend — and defended doing so.

“I am practicing social distancing,” she said Monday, the station noted. “The woman who cut my hair had a mask and gloves on. So … I’m practicing what I’m preaching … we are trying to do everything we can to emphasize the messages around social distancing, washing your hands, staying at home. But as [an] elected official and the public face of the city, I need to make sure that I am out there and visible through this crisis.”

WBBM’s report included an image of Cashmere Neal’s Facebook post thanking Lightfoot for letting her cut her hair Sunday — and as opposed to a safe social distance of six feet, it appears the pair are standing just inches apart:


Image source: WBBM-TV video screenshot

A tad testy, aren’t we?

The
Chicago Tribune reported that when Lightfoot was asked a follow-up question about the issue — that included a reference to a public service announcement in which she says “getting your roots done is not essential” — the mayor became “visibly annoyed.”

“I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media, and I’m out in the public eye,” Lightfoot added, according to the paper. “I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut. I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?”

Fallout

Socialist Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa — a frequent Lightfoot critic — blasted the mayor’s explanation for the haircut, the Tribune said.

“She is under no obligation to look good on national TV. She is under no obligation to book national interviews. But she is under an obligation to follow and promote social distancing in order to save lives,”
Ramirez-Rosa tweeted. “This is a bad example for our city.”

Others ripped Lightfoot as well:

Here’s the report from WBBM:

(H/T:
BizPac Review)

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Democratic LA mayor: Power, water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus ‘safer at home’ order

Eric Garcetti, the Democratic mayor of Los Angeles, announced Tuesday that power and water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid California’s coronavirus “safer at home” order, KTLA-TV reported.

What are the details?

“If we see continued noncompliance, they’ll wind up facing misdemeanor charge, and [the Department of Water and Power] will step in and shut off their water and power,” Garcetti remarked. “You know who you are, you need to stop it. This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down.”

Calling such businesses that don’t voluntarily shut their doors “irresponsible and selfish,” Garcetti unveiled the city’s “business ambassadors program,” which is designed to convince nonessential businesses to close, the station said.

Garcetti said neighborhood prosecutors will implement safety measures and contact noncompliant businesses before the city flips the switches on them, KTLA said.

“The easiest way to avoid a visit is to follow the rules,” the mayor added, according to the station.

Garcetti speaks in the below video just after the 3-minute mark:

Who are neighborhood prosecutors?

According to the website of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, neighborhood prosecutors are “local problem solvers who combat the most destructive community crimes like drug sales, prostitution, illegal dumping, graffiti, and more. By addressing such criminal activity before it mushrooms into more serious offenses, they are making our city safer and improving quality of life every day.”

More from the site:

Neighborhood Prosecutors are big parts of the communities they serve, and actually work from each of the 21 LAPD stations across the city. By being outside of City Hall and side by side with residents, Neighborhood Prosecutors are plugged-in to the unique challenges and frustrations faced, are accessible, responsive and ready to assist you.

‘The peak is not here yet. It will be bad.’

Garcetti also said Los Angeles is six to 12 days behind New York in terms of being hit with a wave of positive COVID-19 cases, KTLA said: “The peak is not here yet. It will be bad.”

L.A. County had 669 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Tuesday with 11 deaths, the station said, adding that California had 2,566 cases with 51 deaths.

“We need to be prepared for some of the darkness that is ahead,” Garcetti added, according to KTLA. “Each one of us can be a light. We can light a match of hope. We can navigate that tunnel with each other and not alone. And more importantly, what we do can ensure that more people exit that tunnel together … and that our city will rise again.”

On the positive side of things — taking after Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — Garcetti also announced that restaurants and bars could deliver alcoholic beverages in order to stimulate business amid coronavirus social distancing.

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VIDEO: Thug sucker-punches man who appears to be Asian on Philly street. Victim falls face-first on curb while others cheer attack.

A sucker-punch attack against a man who appears to be Asian was captured on video and shared on social media, according to NextShark, an outlet that covers Asian American News and Asian News.

What happened?

The video shows at least four males walking down a sidewalk toward another man who appeared to be trying to get into a car. One of the males wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants approached the other man and sucker-punched him in the head. The victim fell face on the curb while the other males in the group cheered the attack.

“Day-umm!” one is heard hollering. Another remarked, “Down goes Frazier!” a reference to sportscaster Howard Cosell’s famous outburst in the first round of a 1973 heavyweight boxing match between George Foreman and champion Joe Frazier.

While the victim was lying in the street with his head upon the sidewalk, the one of the males put a traffic cone atop the victim’s head and then put the victim’s baseball cap on top of the cone.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot

“He like a motherf***in’ snowman,” one male reacted while others laughed. One male also was seen going through the victim’s back pockets.

Here’s the clip. Content warning: language:

What else?

NextShark said Instagram user @jaydothemost uploaded the video Thursday but that the account was deactivated shortly after NextShark reached out to the user. The outlet added that @jaydothemost also tagged the Instagram accounts of friends as well as the geolocation S Block in South Philly.

NextShark added that a Philadelphia police detective said cops are looking into the incident and that a police report has not been filed by the victim.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted Sunday that the incident was a “despicable, violent crime” and that the attackers “will be held accountable.”

PhillyVoice reported that the video surfaced while the city and state are shutting down businesses and urging social distancing to combat the coronavirus.

“During this difficult time, we must support and comfort each other, not turn to violence and anger,” Kenny also tweeted. “The actions of these few do not define who we are as a city.”

Last week Philadelphia police announced they would temporarily stop arresting individuals for certain nonviolent crimes — such as theft, burglary, vandalism, fraud, prostitution, and drug-related offenses — to prevent jail overcrowding during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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